"" In this innovative book, Irene Polikoff, Robert Coyne, and Ralph Hodgson have captured deep insights from many years of studying how to get across the ' Business-IT Gap.' Capability Cases are an invaluable tool for bridging from envisioning to design." "
-- Steve Cook, software architect, Microsoft Corporation
" " "Capability Cases "offers hope that mere mortals can rise above the daunting challenge of blending technology and process. Executives hoping to adopt high-performing business models will want to learn this step-by-step approach to designing and implementing IT-enabled organizational change." "
-- Dr. Jeanne W. Ross, principal research scientist, MIT Center for InformationBRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN BUSINESS VISION AND SOFTWARE SOLUTION
Both IT organizations and business leaders recognize the urgent importance of aligning technology solutions with enterprise strategy. But they' ve struggled to do so... until now. Capability Cases represents a breakthrough: a powerful, systematic way to translate business vision into effective plans and system designs.
The authors' Solution Envisioning methodology addresses the crucial " front end" of software development, where you decide what to build and how you' re going to build it. Using realistic examples, they walk you through exploring the capabilities you need, capturing business best practices, identifying optimal solutions, and crafting software systems that deliver them.
Solution Envisioning enables you to specify better solutions in less time, build systems that more fully reflect your true needs, and dramatically reduce risk and cost throughout the entiredevelopment process. Understand Solution Envisioning-- from vision to plan-- in three phases:
Use Business Capability Exploration (BCE) to build a shared understanding of what is needed in a solution-- model your business situation using business forces, desired results, metrics, and scenarios
Run Solution Capability Envisioning (SCE) workshops to facilitate decision-making, collaborative assessment, and consolidation of a solution concept-- use Capability Case Galleries to discover alternatives, gain context, promote stakeholder interaction, and stimulate creativity
Move from concept to business case to a roadmap for realization with Software Capability Design (SCD)
Includes easy-to-use " best of class" templates for developing a business case, concept of operations, architectural decisions, and other key work products.
Whether you' re an executive, architect, project manager, developer, change agent, or consultant, Capability Cases will help you bridge the gap between vision and solution-- so you can finally get what you need from information technology.
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About the Author :
Ralph Hodgson has contributed to Capability Cases: A Solution Envisioning Approach as an author. Capability Cases: A Solution Envisioning ApproachAbout the Authors
Irene Polikoff, partner and co-founder of TopQuadrant, Inc., has more than 15 years of IT experience. Her specialties include technology strategy, IT management, system integration, process reengineering, systems assessment, and technology selection.
Dr. Robert Coyne, executive partner at TopQuadrant, has more than 20 years of experience in the full lifecycle of business development, product design, software development, production, and delivery. He brings integrated knowledge and expertise from business, consulting, academ
|Title:||Capability Cases: A Solution Envisioning Approach||Publisher:||Addison-Wesley Professional|
|Author:||Ralph Hodgson, Irene Polikoff, Robert Coyne|
|No. of Pages:||504|
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